On October 12, 2015, a strong southwest wind blew across Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Waves crashed against the rocky east shore north of Chomeiji.

This spot is only a few meters from a lakeside road that runs along a steep hillside. Since it was a public holiday, many cars and motorcycles passed as I was recording and taking photographs. However, I was alone the whole time. Very few cars can park along the narrow road, and there are few trails down the steep embankment. We can hear the traffic, but it looks isolated when we face the lake.

Biwako north of Chomeiji

Biwako north of Chomeiji

Biwako north of Chomeiji

Biwako north of Chomeiji

These photos are in a new photo album,
Biwako (琵琶湖), that I started on Flickr

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University. I have retired from full-time service (1977-2014) and now offer weekly lectures in interpersonal and intercultural communication. Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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